It is the elders who are charged with teaching, feeding and protecting the church, and it is the elders who are accountable to God on behalf of the church.
A true biblical eldership is not a businesslike committee. It is a biblically qualified council of men that jointly pastor the local church.
By definition, the elder structure of government is a collective form of leadership in which each elder shares equally the position, authority and responsibility of the office.
- Brandon Smith
- Darin Patterson
- Micah Bryant
- Mike Coffman
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
- Brad Nelson
- Chris Cole